I totally did not enjoy tonight’s show because Paula Abdul just revealed that this show is rigged. I really don’t mind if this show is rigged, because I’m all about the entertainment, but to have Paula Abdul spill the secret sauce just like that tonight was very disappointing.
Basically, due to time constraints, the judges were going to give their comments for two songs only after the second song. However, after all the first songs were sung, Ryan Seacrest asked the judges what they thought of the songs so far for all the Idols.
Randy rattled off his comments with precision, then come Paula’s turn, reading her notes she made her “comments” about Jason Castro’s first song and then Jason’s second song, and what she thought about both songs. Before she said her stuff about David Cook, Randy corrected her that it was just the first song. Randy, Simon and Ryan then scrambled to save the situation. Paula then tried to cover up herself by saying that the comments she had read (which were NEGATIVE) were supposed to be for David Cook. (!!!)
Come Jason’s second song, Paula Abdul repeated her “fight” comment from her earlier flub. Geez. Paula can’t ad lib if this show depended on it.
I think the mere fact that Paula revealed that they had notes for the second unsung song is enough to cast doubt — so from the dress rehearsals up to the live performances Jason Castro was continually not “fighting”? If Randy did not stop Paula, she would have most likely read all her notes for the contestants and she looked visibly confused at what had happened.